I mentioned that the poet Jill Magi took my embroidery class at the Textile Arts Center and this week I took a moment to peruse her website to see that she has actually been playing with thread and fiber for quite awhile. Obviously, I always love work with text and in some ways consider myself a form of poet in the way that I use words. So I found it inspiring to see Jill's visual works.
She definitely needs more images online. She just teases us with about one image per project but they are so intriguing...
And often she is not actually using fiber but paper and working with it in fiber techniques as in her paper quilt above.
Here is a scanned fiber work, when I was playing with printmaking I did this a few times and always loved the level of detail you would get in the fiber.
even her poems reference a form of thread:
Because the string broke for me
therefore the place does not feel to me
as the place used to feel to me
on account of it
The place feels as if it stood open
because the string has broken for me
therefore the place does not feel pleasant
to me because of it
To see more of her work both visual and word work check her out here.